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    hey, just wondering how much they get paid and what is the usual career steps at uni?


    As far as I am aware chemotherapists are specialist medical doctors.

    Hmm - chemotherapy is certainly a treatment... I haven't really heard of "chemotherapists" though.
    Google suggests it's more an American term or fairly new UK one for a subspecialty of Oncologist. To be an Oncologist in the UK you go to medical school to qualify as a doctor (which takes 4-6 years depending on whether you have a degree already or the right A levels), work as a junior doctor then begin to specialise.

    The pay will vary depending on where you are in your training and the nature of the job you do (anti-social hours, extra responsibilities, private work etc) but NHS information says:

    In the most junior post (foundation year 1) a doctor would earn a basic salary of £20,741. This would increase in the second year (foundation year 2) to £25,882. A doctor in specialist training could earn from £29,000 to £44,000.
    Banding supplements pay 20% to 80% of the basic salary. The most common supplement paid is 50%. A typical doctor, five years after graduating from medical school, on a 50% banding supplement would be earning approximately £48,000.
    Basic salary for a full time consultant on the 2003 contract ranges from nearly £70,000 to around £94,000, dependant on the number of years worked as a consultant. Other elements of pay in addition to this basic salary, which a consultant may recieve, inlcude:

    * Since 2004, local or national Clinical Excellence Awards (CEAs), the value of which ranges between around £2,800 to £33,000 for locally awarded CEAs and £33,000 to £72,000 for nationally awarded CEAs;
    * Between 1% and 8% of basic salary to reward consultants for being available to work during call periods;
    * A time limited recruitment and retention premia up to a value of 30%;
    * Additional programmed activities, where agreed, worth 10% of salary, which includes locally awarded CEAs
    NB - banding will change as the hours change in line with the European Working Time Directive.

    edit - this post deserved anonymous neg rep?!
    Hmm, slip of the finger or would someone like to admit being incredibly two faced? :eek:
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    ay thanks alot peeps

    (Original post by ThEbAdGuY)
    hey, just wondering how much they get paid and what is the usual career steps at uni?

    chemotherapy is a treatment modality

    chemotherapy will be prescribed by an Oncologist (a Doctor who specialises in treating / controlling cancers)

    Oncologists are paid the same pay scales as other Doctors in their grade ...

    Chemotherapy will be adminstered either by these doctors or by a Nurse

    the Nurse will be paid the same as any other nurse in the same grade ( generally AFC bands 5 and 6 unless a ward manager of highly specialist advanced practitioner)

    radiotherapy is used as an adjunct to chemo for somecancers this will be organisaed and planeed by radiotherapy oncologists (doctors) and delivered by therapeutic radiographers ( see above ref to nurses for pay)

    to be an Oncologist means becoming a doctor which means 5 years at uni 2 foundation years then specialist training

    to become an oncology nurse means 3 + years at uni and then specialist training on the job and in uni post reg

    to become a therapeutic radiographer means 3 + years at uni and then specialsit training o nthe job and in uni post reg...

    There are specialist chemotherapist doctors, but they are usually specialist consultant oncologists (i.e. they research chemotherapy treatments).
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